Ana Peláez, from Malaga, with a 63 (9 under par) which is not only the best card of all the participants of the three days, but also the course record of the Madrid Jarama-RACE Golf Club course, broke it this Saturday at the Community of Madrid Ladies Open, at the top of the standings with a total of 195 (-17) which makes him stroke the title one day from the end.
Ana Pelaez, results
Her immaculate course this Saturday, with nine ‘birdies’ and without any failures, places the one born in Malaga 24 years ago, three strokes ahead of the French Agathe Sauzon, now second, after a third card with 65 (- 7 ).
Ana Peláez, professional since 2021, and with a remarkable amateur career (six titles), where she came in 11th place in the world amateur golf ranking, entered the University of South Carolina in 2016, where she obtained two All-Americas as a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks women’s golf team and capped her college career with a selection to play in the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup.
While still an amateur, she won the Santander Golf Tour Madrid in 2020, which is considered her first professional title. Now, also in Madrid, she is close to victory in the RACE with three rounds in which she has always ended up winning the peloton par (69 + 67 + 63).
And, in addition, with a third card which is the Jarama-RACE record. Finland’s Tiia Koivisto, who started the day in the lead, had to settle for par (72), falling to a shared sixth place, seven shots off the lead.
The fine performance of the very young Madrid amateur, Cayetana Fernández, who is only 16, continues, occupying third place, four strokes behind the leader after 68 this Saturday. Interestingly, she made her first bogey of her three rounds on the 13th hole.
She is still in contention for the title. Peláez was born in Malaga in 1998 and has had an impressive amateur career, climbing to 11th place in the world amateur golf rankings.